31DC2014: Day 31-Recreation of Nail art by: Paulina’s Passions

Hello again 🙂

So here is the final post from the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge.

Cannot believe I made it to the end (We will just pretend I am not a few days late hehe)

I was seriously questioning my sanity the last few days.

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The challenge is tough, it really tests your creativity and skill.

Ok so we were supposed to honor nails we loved. I was inspired by Paulina’s Passions, this was actually the Nail Art she did for day 12 of the challenge.

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I used a few pretties:

  • Essence “A Piece of Forever” from the Twilight Breaking Dawn Trend Edition.
  • Catrice “Gold Leaf” Top Coat
  • TOY Maaji “Maaji’s Ocean”
  • TOY Maaji “Candy Bay”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I also used Studs that I bought from Maskscara (A nail Supply store in Cape Town) and my striping tape from ebay.

So I really had fun doing this.

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I really like it 😀 but need to practice painting anchors.

Yipeee its over hehe, will do it all again next year for sure! Great test of skill & creativity.

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31DC2014: Day 30-Inspired by “a tutorial”

Good evening lovelies,

So wow this week was crazy,it swallowed me whole.

I have the last 2 posts for the challenge tonight. I did them today.

chalkboard-nails-31-day-challenge-2014-just-peachyI was inspired by a Youtube Tutorial from cutepolish (see here)

I did have exactly the same colours as her so I used the closest ones in my neon collection that I could.

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I used the following polishes:

  • TOY Maaji “Candy Bay”
  • Bourjois “Cerise Noire”
  • OPI “Steady As She Rose”
  • Catrice “For Bright Guys”
  • TOY Maaji “Maaji’s Ocean”

Its just a basic dotticure but I thought the colours looked so pretty together I just had to try it.

Day 30What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 27-Inspired by “artwork”

Happy Saturday my lovelies,

Today is day 27, so 4 days to go. Its madness I tell you, time flies too quickly.

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I saw this piece on Pinterest a little while back and fell in love with it.

20f3a7eceb88765741e027469e94e04fThis is just such a pretty painting.

Its by Sharon Cummings and you can see more of her work here https://www.etsy.com/shop/BuyArtSharonCummings.

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  • Essence Colour & Go “Black is Back”
  • Tip Top “In The Navy”
  • Essence Colour & Go “The Boy Next Door”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Absolutely Blue”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I started with the black as my base colour, I then dotted big blotches of white and left it to dry. Once that was done I painted on the blues from lightest to darkest.

20140924_212756This feels like dinosaur skin hehe but the effect is great and very similar to the painting.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 25-Inspired by “fashion”

Good Morning my dears,

The second I saw my inspiration image I knew I was going to use it for today’s prompt.

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I am no Fashionista, but I can appreciate a stunning design. What is better than a rainbow coloured dress? Not much!

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This dress is from Chanel SS14 Collection.

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I used a lot of polishes.

  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • Tip Top “Sherbet Angel”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Liner “Bright Green”
  • Essence “Flashy Pumpkin”
  • Essence “The Boy Next Door”
  • Essence “Prom Berry”
  • Essence “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • Essence “I’m So Very”
  • Essence “Do You Speak Love”
  • Essence “Fame Fatal”
  • Essence “Redvolution”

All the Essence polishes are from the Colour & Go Range.

I mixed all the colours with white polish (Except for the last 4 polishes, because red and white make pink). Each time I added a little more white to make the colours lighter.

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I am so in love with this nail art.

I have seen someone else who has used these dresses as inspiration and done the same thing, I cant recall on which blog but she also did a great job at it.

What do you think?

 

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31DC2014: Day 20-Watermarble

Happy Day 20 😀

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Well I am chuffed with myself. Day 20 done and dusted! 11 more to go 😀 YAY

Let me start by saying this… I Suck at Water Marbling! Suck Suck Suck!! I can generally get it right on 1 nail and then it all goes down hill. So if ever I need to do it I use it as a feature and that it. This time I decided to do my whole mani… Lets see what transpired.

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Let me just say it was sheer chaos!

The polishes I used:

  • Tip Top “Sunkissed”
  • Tip Top “Army Vibes”
  • Tip Top “Purple Bow Peep”
  • Tip Top “Blue My Whistle”
  • Tip Top “Get The Party Started”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

So I used “Snow Me White” as my base and then while that dried I taped up my fingers to avoid a huge clean up.

I then got room temp water (I had to use the hot tap because the cold water was icy cold) and started dropping in my colours.

Dipped in finger, cleaned water and then on to the next finger… It flopped! Big Time! So its safe to say #nailfail.

 

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I’m not a big fan of all the smoke and mirrors some bloggers put up, we are not perfect and nail art can never be stunning 100% of the time. I like to share my failures because when I first saw nail art I was like WOW I need to try that, then I would and it would be crappy and I never felt good. So here it is for all you out there that suck at Water Marble. Welcome to my club 😀

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31DC2014: Day 19-Galaxies

Good Morning Lovelies,

Today is Galaxies. Woopeee hehe, I love doing these, no matter if you think you messed it up it just always works out!

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I have done a few Galaxy Mani’s see here & here.

And I have wanted to do a pastel galaxy mani for ever!

20140824_212227I used a ton of polishes:

  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • China Glaze ” Tart-y For The Party”
  • China Glaze “Don’t Be A Luna-Tic”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Free Hugs”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Absolutely Blue”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • SinfulColors “Unicorn”
  • SinfulColors “Lagon”
  • Seche Vite

Everything was just sponged on at random over the white sponging. I used “Absolutely Blue” as the base colour.

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It was loads of fun! And absolutely my Fav one ever!!!

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 14-Flowers

Good Morning My dears <3,

Today’s prompt seems so fitting here in South Africa. We are just stepping into spring… And allergies season (I am suffering like madness).

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So I went and did some shopping a little while back and stumbled onto these Nail Art Pens from Woolworths, I loved the colour options so I grabbed 3 and took them home. Little did I know how much I would LOVE them.

They are so easy to use and have a nail art pen nib and on the inside an striper brush.

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The names of the polishes are equally adorable lets take a look:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Hello Spring”
  • Woolworths Nail Art “Bingo Flamingo”
  • Woolworths Nail Art “Aquadisiac”
  • Woolworths Nail Art “Wasabi Love”

You can purchase the Woolworths polishes at any Woolworths Store or Online here.

Now lets see what I did using these polishes.

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I decided to do what I am calling “blob flowers”, they look like children art hehe but think its super effective.

I will do a full review of the Nail Art Pens once all this Nail Art is complete.

What do you think?

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